6/8/2016 Berkeley Research - Working with Chinese colleagues through the Clean Energy Research Center for Water-Energy Technologies, nuclear engineering professor Per Peterson is exploring the use of superhot molten salts to boost efficiency in both nuclear and solar energy production.
5/23/2016 Washington Post - In a paper written for Science magazine, UC Berkeley professor of energy and resources, public policy and nuclear engineering Daniel Kammen explores the potential for using renewable energy technologies in urban areas to promote low-carbon, resilient and livable cities.
5/5/2016 Marketwired - The Siebel Engineering Institute has awarded a second set of $50,000 seed grants to teams developing proposals that accelerate energy science research. The fifteen teams include two Berkeley Engineers, structural engineering professor Stephan Mahin (a lead researcher) and IEOR's Anil Aswani.
5/1/2016 The Theoretical and Applied Fluid Dynamics Lab will begin building a machine that may potentially convert enough ocean wave energy into enough electricity to supply millions of homes with electricity.
Alphabet Energy is betting on a resurgence of thermoelectrics with new technology to convert energy lost as heat into clean, recycled power.
4/25/2016 Berkeley Research - Environmental engineering professor Ashok Gadgil, principal investigator for a $64 million joint U.S.-China research center, is seeking innovative ways to meet the energy and water needs of both developing and industrial societies.
3/28/2016 Office of Sustainability & Energy - Jacobs Hall, new home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, has won a 2016 Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Award for its efficient use and reuse of energy and water.
3/15/2016 - Ocean waves constantly generate energy. Berkeley engineers are trying to build a device to harness that power and convert it to electricity.
3/14/2016 - In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, Berkeley engineers have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can operate at the lowest fundamental energy dissipation theoretically possible under the laws of thermodynamics.
2/25/2016 Sutardja Center - Imprint CEO Christine Ho (B.S.’05, M.S.’07, Ph.D.’10 MSE) returned to campus as part of the Sutardja Center's Collider program, which challenges students to work on cutting-edge research projects with industry.